First expo to show­case the best of busi­ness

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

VISI­TORS to the first ever Hilling­don Busi­ness Expo are promised a day to re­mem­ber.

The pro­gramme for the cel­e­bra­tion of bor­ough busi­ness and busi­nesses, at Brunel Univer­sity Lon­don, in­cludes a main ex­hi­bi­tion space with more than 50 ex­hibitors drawn from the bor­ough’s small and medium-sized com­pa­nies and large plcs, plus a work­shop pro­gramme of ex­pert speak­ers.

Thurs­day, July 9 in the Hamil­ton Suite at the univer­sity in Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, be­gins with an in­vi­ta­tion-only Busi­ness Break­fast spon­sored by Ward Wil­liams char­tered ac­coun­tants of Hare­field Road, Uxbridge, for about 80 guests.

The Mayor of Hilling­don, Coun­cil­lor Ge­orge Cooper, will be the guest of hon­our, and the key­note speaker – Fran Beasley, the chief ex­ec­u­tive of Hilling­don Coun­cil – will set the ball rolling on the theme of why Hilling­don is a great place to be in busi­ness.

Af­ter a morn­ing of work­shops on top­ics rang­ing from brown­field land re­lease and re­de­vel­op­ment to se­cur­ing crowd fund­ing, and from us­ing so­cial media in or­der to grow your busi­ness to the ben­e­fits of Cross­rail, ex­hibitors and guests can then re­lax and en­joy a bit of net­work­ing over a bar­be­cue lunch and a drink cour­tesy of Sodexo, the univer­sity’s cater­ing part­ner.

An af­ter­noon of work­shops will con­clude with a drinks re­cep­tion, spon­sored by Kingston Smith char­tered ac­coun­tants, of Uxbridge Road, Hayes, on the theme: ‘Why large com­pa­nies have made Hilling­don their home’.

The whole day is wo­ven through with prize draws cour­tesy of lo­cal traders and com­pa­nies. Street ma­gi­cian ‘Dippy Street Magic’ will per­form and mu­si­cians will play dur­ing the lunch in­ter­val and drinks re­cep­tion.

Hilling­don Busi­ness Expo 2015 will end at about 7.30pm. The bar­be­cue, from noon3pm, is free of charge, and there will be two bars selling both al­co­holic and soft drinks.

On-cam­pus park­ing is free of charge. The buses U1, U3, U4, U5 and U7 all serve the cam­pus, which is a 20-minute walk from Uxbridge sta­tion on the Metropoli­tan and Pic­cadilly Lines and which also has easy bus con­nec­tions to West Dray­ton and Hayes sta­tions.

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